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Alien landscape on Earth

Alien landscape on Earth
Beautiful Dallol, volcanic explosion crater, Ethiopia. Photographer Victoria Rogotneva. Alien landscape on Earth

Alien landscape on Earth

Two landscape photographers – Russian Victoria Rogotneva and German 50-year-old Martin Rietze took these pictures that look like alien landscapes on Earth. In particular, Victoria Rogotneva took pictures of Dallol, a volcanic explosion crater in Ethiopia. According to sources, it appeared after an eruption in 1926. And the craters are the lowest known in the world, 45m below sea level. Besides, numerous hot springs form small pools, constantly emerge and disappear again, leaving behind salt cones new geysers. In fact, these landscapes resemble the unearthly spots, like ones from other planets.

Florescent green Aurora Borealis observed in Iceland’s stunning Skaftafell national park
Florescent green Aurora Borealis observed in Iceland’s stunning Skaftafell national park. Alien landscape on Earth

German 50-year-old photographer Martin Rietze lives life many of us can only dream about. He took time out of his day job as an engineer, and has visited more than 50 countries, circling the world 40 times and traveling a million miles. Martin Rietze aimed to show the alien side of the Earth capturing fiery craters, celestial auroras and cosmic seas, electric storms and boiling lava to get the perfect shots. Martin Rietze has burnt his skin with hot lava, and even passed out from inhaling toxic gases during his photography missions.

“I will never ever forget those moments surrounded by poisonous gas, feeling the heat of the flowing and bubbling lava and hearing noises louder than a plane taking off. Sometimes your body can feel the shock waves and the ground is shaking. There is a big difference between a tourist and a long-term experienced observer. One has to know when it is safe to come near and when it is a matter of survival to stay away, sometimes many miles away”, says Martin Rietze.

Unearthly landscapes by Martin Rietze:

Alien landscape on Earth
Amazing Dallol, Ethiopia
Alien landscape on Earth
Mysterious Dallol, Ethiopia
Alien landscape on Earth
Ethiopia. Photographer Victoria Rogotneva
Alien landscape on Earth
Unearthly landscape. Photographer Victoria Rogotneva
Alien landscape on Earth
Volcanic explosion crater. Ethiopia
Alien landscape on Earth
Explosion crater. Ethiopia
Alien landscape on Earth
Colorful Dallol, Ethiopia
Alien landscape on Earth
Landscape of Dallol
Alien landscape on Earth
Ethiopian Dallol. Photographer Victoria Rogotneva
Alien landscape on Earth
Yellow Dallol, Ethiopia
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Fabulous landscape. Dallol
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Picturesque Dallol
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Green landscape. Dallol, Ethiopia
Alien landscape on Earth
Photographer Victoria Rogotneva. Dallol
Alien landscape on Earth
From out of the devastation of the Sinabung volcano in Sumatra, Indonesia, a lone banana leaf contrasts with an ashen landscape
Alien landscape on Earth
The summit of Nyiragongo lava lake, Democratic Republic of Congo
Alien landscape on Earth
The Goma area on the summit of the Nyiragongo volcano, in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Alien landscape on Earth
The green waters of the Dallol thermal area in Danakil desert, Ethiopia
Alien landscape on Earth
The Ol Doinyo Lengai volcano in the Gregory Rift, Tanzania, where lava flows a rich, hot pink
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The raging red lava flow below Pico do Fogo, Cape Verde
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Thunder and lightning at The Sakurajima volcano, in Kagoshima, Japan
Alien landscape on Earth
An eruption at famous Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland
Alien landscape on Earth
Hot lava from the Kilauea volcano drips into the sea, on the south east coast of Hawaii’s Big Island
Alien landscape on Earth
Italy’s largest volcano, Mount Etna in Sicily erupts, sending molten lava sky high
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The fiery plumes of Mount Etna in Sicily
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The glittering blue and green lights of the Wiatomo Glowworm Cave on North island, New Zealand

sources: trasyy.livejournal.com, dailymail.co.uk/travel

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